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SMS KOH POH KOON AS PATRON TO SIAA

 

SIAA is honoured and thrilled! Senior Minister of State Dr Koh Poh Koon is the Patron to
our association. In the next 3 years, SIAA will focus on the following:

  1. Profile our members to match demand and supply.
  2. Build up the capability of our members through common module, knowledge sharing and alliance of collaborators.
  3. Leverage on overseas partners and country trade offices to extend the reach of our members to the region, especially ASEAN. We will continue to participate actively participate in the IMAP scheme under Enterprise Singapore
  4. Continue to create the awareness of Automation, IoT & Robotics in the industry as well as to assist the workforce to gain useful training for re-skilling or up-skilling efficiently in partnership with the academic institutes and training partners.


With these objectives set as well as the support and guidance from SMS Koh Poh Koon,
SIAA is confident to achieve more synergy with the national blueprint and framework
and allow our projects to be impactful and serve the industry and nation.




MOU WITH ITE & KAR

At SIRE 2018, SIAA signed 2 MOUs with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Korea Association of Robot Industry (KAR) respectively. SIAA wishes to play our part to support institutes of higher learning to enhance the training and development students under the Industry 4.0 initiative. The collaboration with ITE will specifically focus on Robotics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Automation
Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology. The MOU signing was represented by CEO of ITE, Ms Low Khah Gek and President of SIAA, Mr Terence Teo with SMS Koh Poh Koon witnessing the ceremony on 1 Nov.

With KAR, it is renewing the commitment from both associations to continue to promote and facilitate the formation of a regional robotics ecosystem by leveraging on shared networks and expertise between Singapore and Korea companies. It also underscores the longstanding friendship between SIAA and KAR. Representatives from KAR are : Mr KIM Hwan-Guen, Vice President and Mr Johnny KIM, General Director.

 


SIAA ROUNDTABLE II WITH MULTI-AGENCIES

System Integrators Roundtable II is a follow-up to the inaugural System Integrators Roundtable held in April 2018 where System Integrators exchanged challenges faced and voiced their pressing needs in business.


In this sequel held on 1 Nov at SIRE 2018, SIAA present invited NEA, BCA, AVA & MPA to share and highlight projects to be initiated by agencies in the coming months.


It gives members an opportunity to have a face to face interaction with the representatives and also network with fellow industry partners.

 


SIAA JOINS GLOBAL ROBOT SUPER CLUSTER

Robotics is at the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and is the new growth engine of the future. The sustainable development of the robotics industry requires a global co-operation network to be established among robotic clusters for global exchange and forming a co-operation framework. In this regard, SIAA comes together with 7 other associations from France, Korea, Malaysia, Russia and USA to form this alliance - Global Robot Super Cluster on 15 Nov 2018 in Daegu Global Robot Business Forum.

This aims to promote the development and operation of local robot cluster around the world via:

  1. Exchange of information within the cluster for development and co-operation
  2. Collaborate and enhance partnership for technology development to achieve win-win outcome for members in the respective organizations.
  3. Collaborative exchange of technology, human resource, capital and market within the cluster

Participating organization is in the declaration:


BUILT ENVIRONMENT (BE) ROBOTICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) PROGRAMME GRANT CALL

The BE Robotics R&D programme is a multi-agency effort, led by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) together with the National Robotics Programme (NRP), that recognises the opportunities that robotics can offer in improving efficiency, safety and quality of work processes, reduce manpower and creating new higher value-adding job opportunities in the BE sector.

The programme focuses on research, development and deployment of innovative robotics in three focus areas with practical implementation and commercialisation potential, including Manufacturing, Assembly and Smart and Sustainable Assets.

The first open grant call under the BE Robotics R&D programme was launched at the Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE) on 1 November 2018. It calls for research proposals with solution on:

1. Automated lane closure
2. Site monitoring robot
3. Heavy materials transport robot
The closing date is 25 January 2019. If you are interested to participate and wishes to find partners to work together, please write in to SIAA at civic@siaa.org
For more information, please visit https://www.bca.gov.sg/ResearchInnovation/be_robotics_r&d_programme.html